The Tanaka Fumio Library, Echigo-Tsumari

7/13-11/10, 2024 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
Photo by MIYAMOTO Takenori + SENO Hiromi

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About the artwork

In 2007, an old community center was renovated to create this community library to house a book collection donated by Fumio Tanaka, master carpenter famous for his research in wooden minka (traditional Japanese houses). Fumio Tanaka’s research of minka in Akiyamago from 50 years ago is displayed here. There is an installation piece of books lit up in seven colors, which Kang Airan says she created while thinking of the books as “expressing the authors themselves.” Books used in the exhibit and actual books, existing constructions and new elements for construction: Using the confrontational positioning of these elements, the entire space is set up to create a situation of wavering between the ordinary and extraordinary. This Triennale, memories from the 2006 “Abandoned Houses Project” will also be on display. Under the management of the local community, the exhibit will continue in the future.

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Artwork no. T201
Production year 2009
Opening hours 10:00~17:00 (~16:00 on Oct and Nov)
Admission Adults: ¥600, Children 6-15 years old: ¥300
(Depending on the period, passports for viewing artworks and common tickets may be sold.)
Closed Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays/ Winter season
Area Tokamachi
Village Kamishinden
Open dates 7/13-11/10, 2024 (Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays)
Venue 1-325, Gejo, Tokamachi-City, Niigata
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